2021 Linda Lin and Brendan Cornish
Graduate Engineer Award 2021
THE JOINT RECIPIENTS OF THE 2021 RTSA GRADUATE ENGINEER AWARD ARE LINDA LIN AND BRENDAN CORNISH
Linda Lin has completed her Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)-Civil and is currently working in Arup’s Queensland Rail team. Linda has worked in various major rail and civil engineering projects including the Gippsland Line Upgrade, Cross River Rail and Beerburrum to Nambour Rail Upgrade, where she is involved in proponent design documentation reviews, management of the Systems Breakdown Structure, PSTR reviews and Value Engineering. Linda is also currently the track drainage discipline lead for the Gippsland Line Upgrade as part of Victoria’s Regional Rail Revival initiative.
Linda is a Skills Manager of Arup’s Australasia Skills Network, an active member of Arup’s Community Engagement Committee and part of the Technical Operations Group in Arup. She is also an active member of the ARA, RTSA and Young Engineers Australia Queensland and has delivered multiple presentations in technical events and conferences.
Brendan Cornish completed his Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)-Mechanical three years ago. Since then, he has joined Transport for NSW and later joined SNC-Lavalin’s Rail Vehicle Engineering team in Sydney. His skills and experience as a rolling stock mechanical engineer have expanded over time to cover procurement and delivery support for Australian rolling stock, compliance certification, vehicle refurbishment, retrofit for Automatic Train Control, reliability monitoring, and end-of-life assessment.
Brendan has worked on numerous significant projects across Australia including Sydney Growth Trains and Automatic Train Protection in New South Wales, New Generation Rollingstock and Cross River Rail in Queensland, Canberra Light Rail Stage 1 in ACT, and the Metronet project in Western Australia.
Brendan is actively working towards Chartered status. He has supported the delivery of SNC-Lavalin’s Australian Graduate Programme and serves as a mentor for interns and graduates in the business.